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Things to do: museums, sightseeing
Cusset is a commune in the Allier department in central France, more precisely in Auvergne. In the foothills of the, the city is the second urban area of Vichy and the fourth of the department right behind the three administrative centers in terms of population.GeographyLocationLocated on the Sichon River, tributary of the Allier river, in the foothills of the Bourbonnaise Mountain, at an altitude of approximately 980 feet on top of the Mount Béton, Cusset is annexed to Vichy.The city includes fifty or so Lieux-dit (part of a municipality nominated because of an historical particularity), the most important are Presle, Puy-Besseau, the Bartins, Champcourt, Chantegrelet, Chassignol and Viermeux.Cusset is a part of the arrondissement of Vichy, for many years it was the capital of a unique canton until 1985, at which point a decree separated this canton into two parts : Northern Cusset and Southern Cusset. Following the boundary changes of 2014, only one canton shall remain in 2015.The municipality is located, as the crow flies, at an equal distance between the administrative centers of the department of Moulins to the north and of the region of Clermont-Ferrand to the southeast (approx. 30 miles).Geology and reliefThe surface area of the municipality 7890 acres, its altitude varies between 837 and 1584 feet. The low-lying areas are located near Vichy (built residences on the Sichon riverside) whereas the high-altitude sectors are located to the east (Chassignol, Meunière, Viermeux, Les Acarins)
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